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HER Number:MDV476
Name:Abbotsham Parish Font


Norman font, with fluted bowl and rope moulding round the top and at the top and bottom of the base.


Grid Reference:SS 424 264
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotsham
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NW/6/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FONT (Early Medieval - 1066 AD to 1399 AD (Between))

Full description

Clarke, K. M., 1916, The Baptismal Fonts of Devon. Part 4, 307-8 (Article in Serial). SDV145498.

One of 5 similar fonts. Neatly worked cable, round rim bowl covered with round topped flutings reaching almost to the cable. Heavy band of chevron between bowl and shaft. At base is a broad cable resting on 2 shallow moundings on an octagonal plinth. Paint or whitewash seems to have been scraped off. Traces of axe dressing. Bowl of gourd shape font stands on a pavement of glazed tiles; of grey Devonian stone; no lining, late 12th century. Other details: Plate 3.

Lomas, H. A., 1956, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV18578.

Meade, H. M., 1988, Untitled Source (Un-published). SDV18523.

The Norman font, with fluted bowl and rope moulding round the top and at the top and bottom of the base.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145498Article in Serial: Clarke, K. M.. 1916. The Baptismal Fonts of Devon. Part 4. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 48. Unknown. 307-8.
SDV18523Un-published: Meade, H. M.. 1988. Parish Checklist. Worksheet.
SDV18578Monograph: Lomas, H. A.. 1956. History of Abbotsham. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV475Part of: Abbotsham St. Helen (Building)
MDV11682Related to: Font in Parkham Parish Church (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 9 2008 12:04PM